Helmut Lang

The notorious and iconoclastic Austrian designer Helmut Lang, a pioneer of deconstructive minimalism, has left the world of fashion to pursue visual art while his brand survives him in name only. The pieces produced under Lang’s two decades of creative direction are some of the most authentically austere works of aesthetic subversion to be found in the 90s anti-fashion movement within which he is commonly situated. Archive Helmut Lang is a time capsule for the dissident malaise of the 90s, and a sincere reflection of the hands of an expert craftsman—an artisan of shadow and silhouette.